NPSEC News – June 27th, 2018



NPSEC News – June 27th, 2018

2018 NPACSEW Conference Agenda

Attached in the link below is the detailed agenda for the National Pesticide Applicator Certification and Safety Education Workshop (NPACSEW) in San Antonio from August 20-22, 2018. The workshop is jam-packed with a variety of important topics including WPS, C&T, pesticide registration and pesticide safety. The workshop is designed to include several breakout sessions that will lay the foundation for continuing work through Collaboration Teams post-conference.

In addition to discussing existing issues, we have set aside time to talk about emerging issues. All of the speakers will be finalized shortly, so speaker names are not listed in the agenda. We have a great group of presenters lined up and will be providing highlights of key speakers on our website.

Dr. James R. Carey, Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Entomology and Nematology at UC Davis is our first highlighted speaker and his workshop presentation is titled Powerful PowerPoint: Visualization concepts and presentation strategies. In addition to Dr. Carey’s academic research, he travels nationally and internationally to conduct workshops, some multi-day, on effectively teaching others and is skilled at translating science to non-scientists using a variety of formats and media. More about Dr. Carey can be found here.

Click Here for the Agenda

NPSEC Website

We’ve launched the NPSEC Website. There, you can find a variety of resources including training materials, forms, and educational opportunities. Additionally, our PSEPs programs page provides a useful way to get contact information for other PSEP Coordinators.

Shop the NPSEC Store

The NPSEC Store is a good place to find EPA-approved materials with expanded 2015 WPS content. This is where you can order NPSEC, PERC, WPS, and state-specific products. For PERC products, PSEPs get a 5% discount if they purchase the products using the code we mailed you at checkout. We track all PERC sales by state and send 5% of all net sales in a particular state or territory back to the PSEP as a gift.

Together We Can

Kaci Buhl, PSEP Program Coordinator at Oregon State University, had this to say about her collaboration with NPSEC:

“We had a request from the Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN) for help teaching their members how to comply with the Worker Protection Standard (WPS). In response to the need for WPS Posters and Training DVDs, we reached out to NPSEC to be our supplier. Our funder – the SAIF Corporation, and OAN shopped around for the best price, but NPSEC provided the best value, flexibility, and was incredibly responsive to special requests. Thanks a million for having the best prices around!”